Posted on April 10, 2017
A new law took effect last week to modernize an outdated statute regarding automated devices. Public Act (PA) 528 of 2016 allows hospital satellite locations to receive a controlled substance license from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) for automated medication dispensing devices, which are commonly referred to as Pyxis machines.
In June 2016, LARA contacted the MHA to discuss a number of controlled substance licenses that, for several years, were issued in error to hospital satellite locations. PA 528 of 2016 corrects this licensing error by modernizing the statute and establishing a definition of an automated device, which includes Pyxis machines.
Before the new statute, Pyxis machines were operated legally only if there was a licensed pharmacy at the same location or the machine was supervised by a licensed prescriber. Supported by the MHA, the new law maintains the option of physician supervision, but also allows a hospital’s pharmacist in charge to supervise Pyxis machines at hospital satellite locations. Members with questions should contact Paige Fults at the MHA.
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